Research On Primary Parental Childcare And Involvement Essay

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Historical, research on primary parental childcare and involvement has been focused on the female partner in the relationship (lamb, et al. 2014). The majority of research that does exist, studying father involvement revolves around the negative effects of distance fathers (lamb, et al. 2014). Though in recent years there have been strides to better understand how families with a male figure as the primary caretaker differ from women, there is still much to room to grow.
Another new trend in family research is that of same sex families with children. As well, there is a great deal of research on lesbian couples with children, there is still a shortfall with regards to understanding the differences between lesbian couples and gay couples.
One idea to better understand how to increase the involvement of male caretakers is to look at parent child relationships that only have male parents. there is still a need for more and in-depth research on gay parental relationships, but there have been strides in understanding the similarities, and differences, between gay parents and male-heterosexual parents.
A future direction of research that could benefit the family science will be to develop, evaluate and implement programs that increase father interaction. Combining those programs with current and future programs aimed at increasing family health could provide better overall results for healthy family development.
In 2013 an estimated 2 million children were being raised by…

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